Winter Sun

…floods through a window in St Patrick’s Cathedral, to illuminate one of the statues of the 18th century great and good of Dublin. And so George Ogle, is memorialised. An Irish Tory politician he was elected to the Irish House of Commons as a member for Wexford County in 1768 sitting for that constituency tillContinue reading “Winter Sun”

Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

Rich with shadows, a walkway on Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, a wetland located in Málaga province of Spain. The shallow lagoon, covering an area of 13 square kilometres is fed by underwater springs that pass through mineral salt deposits, so the lagoon is saline. For the ornithologically inclined, it hosts the largest colony onContinue reading “Laguna de Fuente de Piedra”

Morning Walk

…in Dunmore East, a fishing village situated on the west side of the entrance to Waterford Harbour on Ireland’s southeastern coast. The area lies within the barony of Gaultier, aka Gáll Tír in Irish which translates into “foreigners’ land”, a reference to the influx of Viking and Norman settlers there.

River Crossing 1

Constructed in the 14th century, the elegant Pont de Saint-Étienne d’Issensac rises to 13.35 meters and was intended for the passage of pedestrians, carts and animals, not automobiles, due to its narrowness and its steep inclines. Despite some damage, it didn’t deter the passage of German tanks during World War II.

The Copper Mines….

The Waterford coast between Fenor and Stradbally has been sporadically mined since ancient times. When the commercial exploitation of copper deposits near Bunmahon began in 1824, the tiny village grew into a town of 2,000 people with shops and 20 pubs.